Horesehay Theatre, Horsehay, Shropshire
By Jeffrey Archer
Feedback :"Horsehay have done many good plays over the years, and I must admit we like the funny ones.
Last night's production, (of "Beyond Reasonable Doubt", by Jeffrey Archer), was absolutely stunning, from set design through to the acting. It carried emotion through to the audience and left you feeling not only part of the jury, but part of the QC's decision-making as well. We understood him and felt not only for him but with him.
Certainly stops and makes you think about the issues, and may even have given rise to more thoughtful considerations regarding assisted deaths.
Accused of the wilful murder of his terminally ill wife, Sir David Metcalf finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Anthony Blair-Booth QC. After a tense and gripping courtroom scene, Act I ends just as we are about to hear the jury's verdict. Act II takes us back in time to the fateful night of Lady Metcalfe's death and ends with a surprising twist.
The Production Team:
Set Design - Edward Davies
Set Construction & Decor - Alan Foster, Mervyn Joyner, Neal Newbrook, Edward Davies
Properties - Sally Riley, Karen Brittle
Prompt - Jane Parkyn
Lighting - Tony Curzon
Sound - Brian Hughes
Make-up - Chris Simmonds
Front Of House - Society Members
Court Usher - Neal Newbrook
Clerk to the Court - Neil Crewe
Mr Justice Tredwell - David Phillips
Anthony Blair-Booth QC - Paul Sykes
Det. Chief Inspector Travers - Mike Candlin
Sir David Metcalfe QC - David Parr
Prison Officer - Michael Ross
Mrs Rogers- Chris Candlin
Dr Weeden - Chris Owen
Lionel Hamilton - Andy Reed
Mr Cole (Junior Council for the Crown) - Tom Coram
Robert Pierson (Junior Council with Sir David) - Mike White
Lady Metcalfe - Carol Edwards